Being “Slain In The Spirit”

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Are you talking to spirits today?  What spirits are you talking with?  Who is your God?  Are you aware of who God is?  Or are you talking to the darkness that is in the world?

 

 

I remember laying on the floor of a church near Cleveland years ago; I had dropped to the floor embarrassingly, in front of other church members.

I had no control over my body as it lay there, stunned and without motion.  I could not explain to the persons standing around me what had happened; I assumed they could understand my lying there flat out on the floor on my stomach, face down and slightly turned to the side.

My motionless body just stayed there; I could not move.  There were more times where that happened to me in that little church, embarrassingly enough.  Someone threw a blanket over me as I lay on the carpet.  A friend was dropped down to the floor near me another time, and she too was covered with a blanket by another church member.

Needless to say, this bothered me greatly, and I wondered for years whether I was being “slain in the spirit” by God’s spirit, or evil spirits because once I left that church I went to another where it didn’t happen.  After I moved from that area my seeking a new church to attend was prefaced by my wanting to know about the church more before going.  I would read the website beforehand, deciding if I wanted to go.

After years of learning and researching the bible, I began to consider that I had experienced the darkness of evil and that I had been “slain in the spirit” by the enemy; satan’s demonic enterprise. 

I learned through Dr. MacArthur’s teaching about how we are misled by pastors of churches because they don’t read the Bible.  They put them on the shelf and try to make a name for themselves, paying attention to their “dark forces” experiences teaching that it is God who does that to people.   

Sadly and all too often I hear from people who call themselves “Christians” in a huge, expanding movement of new age, charismatic-Pentecostal teaching who teach that “signs and miracles” is where it’s at; not what’s found in the Bible; but what “experiences” you are having is the main thing that God wants.  Like the “slain in the spirit” enterprise; that’s what God is teaching to me, that I will fall down on the ground and lay there motionless. 

Jesus never taught us to be “slain in the spirit”; not even close.  It’s dangerous for people to be taught that.  They don’t know Jesus and that’s what that means to me when people say they’ve been “slain in the spirit” or other things they do.  Oh, don’t get me started.  Teaching without biblical understanding and without consistent accuracy of the words of God is very dangerous, especially when you have new Christians trying to find God who are not able to digest the Bible in one fell swoop. 

What’s is said in the Bible?  That the Pharisees wanted to look like grandeur in public and would not learn more than the current belief of the time.  They wanted to hold high places in society.  They would not accept anyone who challenged them or their high standing in society; their seeking after power, fame, and glory of themselves.  That’s what Lucifer did and he was thrown out of heaven as you recall. 

These hard-hearted men who would not change in the face of the truth that Jesus taught wanted to be regarded highly, receive the fame of many preachers today making a name for themselves and not caring who their followers are following: Jesus or Satan.  They won’t tell the truth.  They are the hard-hearted people of today grasping at straws to make big names for themselves, with all the conceit of Satan.

If you are a Bible believer, you know that Satan is real; and Lucifer was thrown down out of heaven with his dark angels who followed him onto earth.  They find people to capture, harass and even inhabit.  They also did these things in the bible.

A few verses in scripture substantiate this:

News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. – Matt 4:24

They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty. – Rev 16:14

So being cast down to the floor of my church in those days was a sudden, stunning move by a dark force (however many it took).  It was against my will, unwanted, frightening and without warrant.  The spirits of the dark world, known as “demons” will harm people, that is very clear.  According to some, they want to take as many people as they can with them when they go to hell, where they know they end up.  

So as I continue on my journey in knowing the Lord and becoming closer to him, I want to say that many people still think Christianity is some fantasy, and that God is not real, or they describe some other Lord God Almighty that is not the Jesus I know from the Bible.  They are reading man’s version of the Bible, one of many misinterpretations, that are re-written to placate the masses.  

The Gate is Narrow, not Wide Open to any traveler who wants to be there.  You have to read the Bible and not let people who really don’t understand the Bible tell you who God is and what His Word says.

The Bible says;

Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it. – Matt 7:13-14

Community center churches are not for me.  Welcoming the world and enticing them to follow the path to Jesus leads to the wrong path.  Taking the path to Jesus means you are studying his holy Words.  It means having the sincerity to want to get to know his real teaching.  It is not about welcoming the world to come in and defame our Savior with their ideas.  They are of sin.  They do not know the Bible. 

If you don’t read and learn the Bible for yourself and really reach out to Jesus, you are only wanting Satan. 

How will you know someone if you never read his real words he has given to us if you only listen to what everyone else has to say who follow their emotions instead of really reading the Bible?

Exposing False Teaching: John MacArthur’s “Charismatic Chaos”

wp-image-867211142As I’ve said, I’m finally getting to read a copy of “Charismatic Chaos”, by Pastor John MacArthur.  I’ve looked forward to getting a copy of this from one of the used bookstores where I usually buy my books.  They are Alibris and AbeBooks.

I could easily read this book in one night, transfixed by what it says.  The level of truth hooks one into wanting to read more and more; I could sit up all night, wanting to know more and more.  

As some have said, when you know the truth, you want to keep reading the truth.  This book is written in a way that captures the attention of the reader in miraculous ways so that he uncovers the lies of wrong teaching of the charismatic movement and how it has crept into the church, seemingly making fools out of people who are trying to make a name for themselves by using preposterous stories about God. 

These people turn their stories into greater and greater fantasies, tales of grandeur, putting themselves up on a pedestal that is made for God only.  Competing alongside one another with their fantastical tales of how they are the recipients of spiritual truths not found in the Bible, they seem to want the accolades of being special to God.  More special than you or I. 

So far, the major impact of the book gets through to the reader, impactfully and with scorching truth.  It blows one’s socks off with clarity.  

I have only just begun the book, and on page 30 Pastor John MacArthur writes this:

That kind of teaching opens the floodgates for believing that vital Christianity is one sensational experience after another.  It sets in motion a contest to see who can have the most vivid or spectacular experience.  And, of course, those with the most awesome testimonies are held in highest esteem spiritually.  Incredible claims are made, and they almost always go unchallenged. …

This is the best book I’ve ever read.   There seems to be no way to ignore the truth in his book.  It has given me so much already, I can hardly wait to read until the end.  I will be quoting more here from John MacArthur’s book I am sure.  I am incredulous at what the church has become.

Thank you, Dr. MacArthur, for writing this incredibly brilliant and clear book about what it means to teach the false doctrine of basing your knowledge of the Lord Jesus on experience, and putting your bibles upon a back shelf. 

Mark Zuckerberg And His Overly Controlling Facebook Media Platform

Kevin Williamson is a name I had not known in journalism, but reading in my email this morning of Williamson’s firing from the well-known, long published, magazine, “The Atlantic”,  got me thinking. 

Williamson’s income was snuffed out when he got fired for tweeting out what he was thinking about women having abortions.  He suggested that they be “hanged” for capital punishment.  Was that a crime?  I would say “no”, he has the right to think what he wants, and posting that on social media does not make him a murderer.  He was only thinking something that he felt was wrong that should be said is like murdering babies.  His faith is that of Christianity.

His snuffing out of income is a way I think the Democrats, or liberals if you will, is a way they take care of things.  They snuff you out, whether you are a baby in a mother’s womb or an income of a fresh new writer expressing his views as he is allowed on social media.   Free speech is a basic element of our Constitution and way we live here in the United States, at least we are supposed to; The Left “gets rid of” the problems they make that won’t go away.  It’s how they handle things.  All the verbiage about Hillary Clinton’s hit squad comes to mind eliminating anyone who crosses or threatens the Clinton Family.

With all these suppressive acts of violence against the First Amendment, killing one of our main pillars of our nation’s foundation, we are being destroyed from within.  A crazed sickness is growing and if allowed to continue unchecked, we will lose a country that succeeded and was founded as probably the only great nation here on the planet.  

Just a few days ago I read more stories about how famous social media commentators who were political and right-siders, had their income cut way back on Facebook.  Many of these were just the tip of the iceberg since I believe many more that we may not have heard of, those less-famous, are probably earning far less income since algorithms are being changed on the main social media sites.

Look at the crazy woman wanting to shoot up employees at YouTube the other day, her income cut.

The crazies killing us by not allowing us to earn income in the ways they have in the past, are punishing us for our political-social views.  They live in mansions, carry concealed weapons or hire armed guards protecting them while they tell us to give up our guns, so they can control us.

Already in San Francisco Facebook CEO gets behind an edict to provide every low-income household with $500 cash, each month, which will do little to get these people off of “entitlement, welfare” programs.  What will that do to inform people of ways they can earn cash on social media?  Is he providing that education, and to those liberal-leaning converts he tries to persuade by giving them money out of taxpayer’s pockets?  This is so they won’t complain about the wealthy CEO’s of this world’s attempt to take over our country’s social structure, compose the thinking that is “allowed” and placate their “sheeple” into being taken care of by living on the streets and being okay with it, never having to work and raise kids on social welfare programs.  It’s living on the Plantation.

While Zuckerberg snuffs out incomes that used to be generated on his social media platform, he doesn’t say whether those on the more conservative side will also get the $500 he supports in an article I read.

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Doesn’t Socialism desire to pay every person the same making everyone poor?  That was what former presidential candidate Bernie “the Bern” Sanders wanted for every one of us.  He hid the truth.

No, Mark Zuckerberg wants a more socialist nation so that he can build profits at the expense of the rest of us, placating us with tidbits of cash here and there, making us believe we are being handed goodwill by a wolf in sheep’s clothing, where we mean nothing to his worldly desires to build his Empire, controlling the Universe, or something along those lines.  His ideas will kill us.  Yet he has the right to express them.  He just has a much larger platform to promote his own views from than we do; especially conservatives.

We have to take on more of social speech, preserving our right to free speech, opening social media or other journalism sites that conservatives can freely express their views on, without intervention.

I think people like Zuckerberg who hit it rich somehow, want the “open border world” like the rest of the Globalists.  He controls free speech on his own media platform, then wants people to be poor in the streets, like in Venezuela.

A bare minimum $500/month, cash.  It’s supposed to make a world of difference.  Only if you’re without cash does it help, but does it teach a person to reflect on ideas they hear about, to earn their wages instead of someone always providing hand-outs?  No, it will not do that.  Only a free exchange of ideas will help people.  We must see the consequences of one person’s ideas over another; a friendly debate showing both sides of an issue, and all the little details as well to become educated about a proposal of any kind.  

It is wise to discuss issues and find the best route to take.  With the suppression of free speech there is less and less offered for people to find their way in life; there are fewer options, fewer ways of earning income, ideas get squelched, the poorer people have less and less to work with to live on, they follow the rules laid out by the wealthy in order to survive.

The closing of Facebook’s menace to society might make us a better, stronger, more successful nation.  When you have one man who dictates what he thinks is a “destructive member of the community” who provides a thoughtful suggestion about what is right in society, and gets his income cut down, barely making an income to survive on, what does Zuckerberg think he is doing in a so-called community?  He’s getting rid of – destroying, essentially – anyone making a living off of political ideas he doesn’t approve of.  He wants only his freedom of speech.  This “thought police” concept isn’t working.  It is destroying America and American’s who want their cultural “norms” and free speech protected. 

We do not want to become overcome by immigrants who come here illegally, is an example of protecting our country’s long-held traditions, such as our Amendments protecting free speech and the right to bear arms.  These have always been in place as Constitutional rights.

It seems CEO Mark Zuckerberg is way out of touch with what a society consists of.  We are not all cookie-cutter copies of his thinking, and he certainly is not contributing to the norms of society by cutting everyone off from his “free speech, social media”, fake platform.  He is punishing us for thinking.

We can’t be “sheeple”, people, of conformity, because it seems that the new social norms have gotten way out of hand and have pushed the boundaries of common sense; to include sex education and gender fluidity in 1st grade classrooms, keeping borders open for drug proliferation, men don’t know where to go to the bathroom and are flashing our children in the restroom, creating fear and disorganized thinking?  Why do we accept gay “marriage”, attempts to abolish our right to bear arms, and accept free speech as being a crime?

Remember in history about the book burnings?  It is easy in that rational minds will agree to concealing bad ideas from children.  Like mass shootings and all that Al-Qaeda does.  We don’t want young children seeing ideas of violence or torture to shape their young minds in warped and violent ways.  More of the bible would be good here, but that’s a personal opinion.  Read Proverbs and Psalms to have a good attitude toward the Bible and forming a relationship with Jesus.  That’s my little plug for today’s blog post.  Just my free speech at work, but no violence intended, at all.  Jesus is a peaceful person unlike the god of child-rape, murder, and pillage… but that’s for other blog posts I’ll write down the line.

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In conclusion, I think Facebook’s CEO and cabal must be CIA plants.  We know they’ve been used down through history, shaping and forming society.  What with the drugs and guns, wars created for a certain purpose, Manchurian candidates… Facebook’s Zuckerberg fits right in, shaping and conforming society, putting us in Facebook jail if we express all-American ideals as these are not allowed.  I couldn’t even leave a year’s old “share” that Michelle Obama was a tranny because I was put into Facebook’s “jail” for 23 hours, then they deleted my whole Facebook account over a tirade of angry Facebook posts complaining I have been in jail.

Zuckerberg’s “Facebook jail” seems to be a precursor to controlling the masses and what is allowed to be said, whether it be an angry tirade or some political point of view he doesn’t agree with.  It’s what happens when you let people take away the right’s of citizens in the belief that they have the right to control others, to assume authoritarian control over the masses and make money at it.  To earn living in a mansion and then offering a few dollars to those on the streets, making them poorer, shaping society as the CIA always did.

If we let Facebook jail and other suppressions of human rights to free speech go on, we will in no time resemble the European civilians who have become burdened by immigration becoming a nightmare to their countries and these dictatorial influences will breed more of their need for power to ultimately wipe out the human race.

Let’s change it while we can.

 

Strange, Powerful Entities: My Time With Inhabited Victims Of Demonic Presences

Looking back I think of some of the clients I made a connection with while I was a chemical-dependency counselor and Mental Health Clinician.  I worked in several places and had to work on and off nights, sometimes days and often swing shifts.

Facilitating lots of groups was often part of my job.  I would meet one-to-one with clients, counseling them around their issues which were made more difficult because of drug addiction or mental illness.  Some were abused, and finding their way in life.  I worked in a shelter for battered women, referring in new clients, talking with them by phone.  I gave them referrals being careful to assess whether they might become actively suicidal or whether they were safe for the night.   I talked with them at length, being a caring listener with an open heart to help them so that they would know someone cared about whether they might become actively suicidal, and made a brief treatment plan to handle stress, reach out for help and make them promise to not commit suicide.  This took time and care and I enjoyed it a lot.  I liked to feel like I helped someone every day by really caring about whether they were doing better or not, taking steps to reach their goals and whether they felt cared about.   

My specialty was working with co-occurring disorders, usually with drug and alcohol addictions and being seriously mentally ill at the same time.   Making a diagnosis difficult, my clients often couldn’t talk about whether they were drug addicts first, or whether they were mentally ill and used drugs or alcohol to self-medicate.   

I was tasked with having a client who lived by herself in a room at a facility where I worked, making a home in a place where she could never be a sane, rational person who has a job, being married or going to school.  She was all alone in her room talking with something, an entity, that kept her under its controls.  She was scared, withdrawn and not used to talking very much.  The thing wouldn’t let her express herself and she had trouble talking about it.

Looking back, I knew I was unable to do anything for this young lady who was being reduced to a slave to what some might call an imaginary being she made up in her head.  Not having experience with this kind of hallucination where the thing seemed real was a frightening thought.  She became less and less of a person functioning on her own while the thing was taking over.  My school taught that things like this were often associated with schizophrenia, a type of a psychotic disorder where the person no longer has insides and outsides but are often-times floating in space and not fully in control of the body.

She had symptoms including hearing voices that no one else did, feeling controlled by the hallucination that she described as a male figure who somehow could take over her life.  It was an ugly mess.  Who would know what to do in that case?   Could a mental health clinician really help someone who was taken over by a power, to become free?  Never in my life would I have done much good to help her.

There were medications she took to help alleviate the anxiety she had, or to make her sleep.  But who knew what to do with a woman in such distress this way?

Were they all too callous to understand from biblical terms that some people may be truly inhabited by a demon?  In this case, my understanding is the woman had been this way for several years already, and was not getting better.  She was not free to understand what was happening well enough to say a prayer for herself which might have begun a breakthrough in her life in getting free of this demon, which is why I can’t be a therapist anymore.  I simply won’t believe what they told me at the college I went to.

I am suppressing what I really think of getting “a higher education” that costs so much, and where our ideas are regularly suppressed.  In this case, the woman might have had her life back, if only we could have taught about how Jesus is the Healer and not some man with a demon making decisions over persons seeking psychiatric treatment.  I think it’s all too strange a life participating in such events.

I cannot give up on telling my story and why I’ve made a decision to not play therapist for a living at all.  I can’t go back.

Jesus and I walk the same path.

Anticipating An Outstanding Read: ‘Charismatic Chaos’, By John MacArthur

I ordered a used copy of Charismatic Chaos, a book originally written in 1978, but I have the revised version of 1992.  As you may know, this book was written by one of the best pastors I have ever found online, John MacArthur, who preaches the Word from his church in southern California, in Sun Valley to be exact. 

I’m excited to start reading this book that he has mentioned several times online, and I was anxious to learn what he had to say in more depth than in his sermons about the modern charismatic and New Apostolic Church teachings of today.

I have so many strong feelings as he has expressed about the false teachings that are out there being preached in false churches.  It seems overwhelming that there are so many as many people get pulled into those teachings because they are new and are easily led astray.  I count myself as having graduated with a master’s degree in full teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ, where I was learning the kinds of things they taught in those churches.  But I found my way to the real teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his disciple, John MacArthur. 

I’m sorry if I upset my readers, but I respond to the false teachings found in churches today because they upset me terribly.   I cannot go into a church and feel comfortable; I see so many glaring things wrong with them.  John MacArthur has led the way in opening the eyes of many who have fallen for false apostolic teachings.

As I jumped to the epilogue, I found that there are so many great and wonderful quotes that John MacArthur wrote that I could not quote them all and call this my writing; it would be so filled with his golden nuggets of truth and eloquent, thoughtful writing and my few words, by comparison, would be of no value at all.  He’s a great writer, that’s all.